Royal Danish Ballet
Among the world’s oldest, Denmark’s preeminent professional ballet company presents works of beauty and splendor.
- Jan. 13 - 18, 2004
- Opera House
- 2 hrs. 35 min.
- $27.00 - $97.00
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Under the artistic direction of Bournonville expert Frank Andersen, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House January 13-18 to perform a full-length version of Bournonville's magnificent Italian masterpiece Napoli, last seen in excerpts at the Center's International Ballet Festival in March 2003. Italian folklore and romantic love are at the core of this tale of the charming Teresina and the poor fisherman Gennaro, whose love is tested by the sea spirit Golfo and his seductive naiads.
The company will also present a program of mixed repertory to include Bournonville's enchanting La Sylphide, featuring one of classical ballet's most captivating characters—an innocent soul and femme fatale all rolled into one—and Harald Lander's Etudes.
January 13-16: Napoli (full-length)
January 17 (matinee) and 18: La Sylphide and Etudes
January 17 (evening): La Sylphide and Napoli Act Three
Performances will be with live orchestra.
- Nikolaj Hübbe, artistic director
- August Bournonville, choreography
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